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Africa The South responds The following report was commissioned by the Primates of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA) in February 2006; it was received with gratitude by the CAPA Primates on 19 September 2006 and commended for [...]

letters to the editor

Catholic statement From Fr Aidan Nichols op David Nichol is right in saying [ND September] that for Roman Catholic ecclesiology and liturgical theology the meaning of the imposition of hands by fellow-presbyters at the ordination of a priest is perfectly [...]

last chronicle

stanbul, May 2012 In an unprecedented ceremony beneath Sinan’s majestic dome in the Süleymaniye Mosque at the heart of Istanbul, and a stone’s throw from the tomb of the Conqueror, representatives of world-wide Islam joined today in a public apology [...]

30 days

Courage of convictions The election of Bishop Peter Freier to be the next Archbishop of Melbourne has been met with mixed feelings amongst our orthodox cousins down under. No wonder, given that the chairman of the Board of Nominees, Dr [...]

Touching Place

JOHN SCHORNE, SAINT John Schorne was in his lifetime recognized as a devout and holy man. One year, after prolonged drought, he struck the ground with his staff, and like Moses he was rewarded by water gushing forth. Pilgrims flocked [...]

Sacred Vision

Jean Rolin was Chancellor of the Duchy of Burgundy. In this painting, which he commissioned from Jan van Eyck in 1433 for the family chapel in the cathedral of Autun, Jean is reciting the morning office of Our Lady. The [...]

the way we live now

Geoffrey Kirk unfolds some of the subtleties and unexpected pitfalls in the contemporary liberal enthusiasm for apology Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough It isn’t fit for humans now There isn’t grass to graze a cow. Swarm over death. [...]

Ghostly Counsel

Sex (part 1) Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House ‘Your generation didn’t invent sex, you know,’ my grandmother would remark. She was, of course, absolutely correct. Sex has always been a problem. Sex often surfaces in the [...]

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